I started blogging in 2006 and it was like sharing inspiring quotes and stories that I read online with personal opinion embedded in the posts. Two years after, a blogger friend shared her ideas on how to monetize the blogs. After 7 years, here I am and still active in blogging.
If you are interested in blogging, you should create a free blog site via Blogger or Wordpress For at least three months, write something interesting to gain visitors in your site. I suggest that you focus on a niche blog. Whether you love photography, travel, food, parenting and family, just create a blog in that specific category. Social Media is very important so; each time you publish your post, share it in all your social media account like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Gplus and etcetera. After 3 months with at least 90 posts, you can monetize your blog by then. If you want to purchase a domain, it's only $10/year. There is a monthly fee for self-hosted blogs too. Goodluck!